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According to USA Today, Omaha ranks eighth among the nation's 50
largest cities in both per capita billionaires and Fortune 500
companies of which there are five. The best known probably is Berkshire
Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the Olympic swim trials in 2008, and is scheduled to do so again in 2012.
Today, the diverse culture of Omaha includes a variety of performance venues, museums, and musical heritage, including a fine symphony and chamber orchestra, the Omaha Opera Company, the historically-significant jazz scene in North Omaha and the modern and influential "Omaha Sound". Sports have been important in Omaha for more than a century, and the city currently hosts three professional sports teams. Omaha also has a number of recreational trails and parks located throughout the city.
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska,
United States, founded in 1854 and is the county seat of Douglas
County. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri
River, about 20 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River. According
to the 2010 Census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the
nation's 42nd largest city in the United States. The core city is
the 60th largest metropolitan area with a 2005 estimated population of
Omaha is home to dozens of nationally, regionally and locally significant landmarks. The city has more than a dozen historic districts and has almost one hundred individual properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The modern economy is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2008 Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked Omaha the No. 3 best city in the United States to "live, work and play. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang For The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list.
The household median income in the city is $40,006, and the median income for a family is $50,821. Males have a median income of $34,301 versus $26,652 for females.
The per capita income for the city is $21,756. 11.3% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Omaha has a cost of living that is well below the national average.
There are 7 public school districts that serve Omaha as well as numerous private institutions. Omaha Public Schools is the largest public school district in Nebraska, with more than 47,750 students in more than 75 schools. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha maintains private Catholic schools with 21,500 students in 32 elementary schools and nine high schools. Several of the area's schools earned national distinction when they received the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School award.Omaha Area Schools
There are eleven colleges and universities among Omaha's higher education institutions, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha, The University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Creighton University, the last two earning high regional or national ratings.
- Rates for property crime have decreased for both Omaha and its
peer cities since 2003.
- Omaha's rate of violent crimes per 100,000 residents has been
lower than the average rates of three dozen United States cities of
similar size. Unlike in Omaha, violent crime overall for those cities
has trended upward since 2003.
The racial makeup of the city is 78.4% White, 13.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. 7.5% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 156,738 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% are married couples living together, 13.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% are non-families. 31.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.10.
In the city the average age of the population is diverse with 25.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years.
For every 100 females there are 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.2 males.
*Charts current as of the 2010 census